Condition Survey and Tender Preparation
Upon signing the service contract, the works consultant shall carry out an official inspection of the subject building. The major tasks at this stage include:
The works consultant shall first study relevant documentation, such as statutory orders (if any), floor plans and DMC of the building to assist owners/OCs in their review of requirements stipulated in the orders with relevant government departments. Afterwards, the consultant shall carry out a thorough inspection of the building, which covers structures and public facilities at common areas of the building, to identify defects as well as any installation and structure contravene to the regulations and ordinances in force.
Upon completion of inspection, the works consultant shall provide a detailed analysis of the current condition and issues of the subject building, which covers causes of each issue, the general scope of damage and proposed remedial measures with recommended materials and methods. The consultant shall also categorise the works items involved into mandatory or recommended rehabilitation/enhancement group in accordance with their urgency, and prepare clear and reasonable tender specification for owners/OCs’ approval.
The works consultant shall provide detailed cost estimate based on recommended or owner/OC-ratified works items and solutions to facilitate owners’/OCs’ understanding of the scope and budget of intended works and offer reference for future analysis of tenders.